Staff

Lloyd Athearn, Executive Director

Lloyd joined CFI in 2009 following three years serving as deputy director of the Colorado Conservation Trust, where he oversaw the organizations development, communications, finance and administration functions. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as deputy director of the American Alpine Club managing media relations, public policy, publishing, development and membership marketing. His mountain conservation work has been recognized by the National Park Service and the American Alpine Club. Lloyd brings extensive experience collaborating with land managers across the country to protect alpine terrain and preserve the wilderness climbing experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Oregon and has taken graduate coursework in Wilderness Management from the University of Montana.

Jerry Mack, Controller

Jerry joined CFI in 2009 after 11 years as the controller and network administrator of the American Alpine Club. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in public finance in Denver. As a native Coloradan, Jerry grew up hiking and camping in the Rockies and by the mid-90’s had hiked all of the Fourteeners. An avid climber, he has summited peaks all over the world including Alaska, Canada, South America, Europe and Nepal. Jerry received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ben Hanus, Field Programs Manager/Sustainable Trails Coordinator

Ben joined CFI’s permanent staff in 2012, having worked with the program in a seasonal capacity since 2009. He worked two seasons on the Chicago Basin trail delineation project, then collected detailed GPS-based data on Fourteener trails during the 2011-2013 field seasons. Ben oversees all of CFI’s volunteer and crew-based field projects, in addition he continues advancing the collection, analysis and reporting of GPS-based trail conditions data on the Fourteener trail network. Ben holds a bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. His background and field experience include high alpine trail design, construction, and restoration, crew leadership, GIS mapping and data collection, and spatial analysis.

Brian Sargeant, Development and Communications Coordinator

Brian joined CFI’s staff in 2015 after working for three years in the outdoor industry. He originally interned with CFI in 2014 through Patagonia’s Environmental Internship Program.  As the Environmental Point Person he managed the grants program, in-kind donations, and acted as the liaison for communications with non-profits.  Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in International Marketing and a minor in Spanish from Georgia State University in Atlanta. His passion for environmental conservation stems from his involvement in backpacking, trail running and snowboarding.

Seasonal Staff

Back Row (in grey): Timo Holmquist, Eli Allan, Nick Schwartz, Eric McSwan, Rob Duddy, Taylor Beeson, Charlie Simon, Evan Levy, Kevin Langevin, Tom Cronin

Middle Row (in blue): Rosyln Peters, Macy Wiley, Meg Reeves, Abby Mortimer, Margaret McQuiston, Miriam Venman-Clay

Bottom Row (kneeling): Preston Hovenkamp, Spencer Phillips, Annesa Winn, Dana Young, Krisitine Velez, Steena Cultrara,

Not Pictured: Niki Peters (not pictured)

2016 Board

Front Row: (left to right): Mandy Hughes, Lisa Mattis, Wendy Boutin. Second Row: Richard Heppe, Tim Rampe, Charles Cavnass, Lynn Guissinger.

Third Row: Tom Barney, Craig Mackey, Marty Zeller. Back Row: Hunt Walker, Brad McQueen, Nate Palmer

Missing: John Mill, Ben Krasnow, Jim Wason

Hunt Walker, Chairman

Vice President for Land, Sam Gary, Jr. & Associates
Denver, CO

Tom Barney, Vice Chairman

CEO, Osprey Packs
Cortez, CO

Lisa Mattis, Secretary

Development Consultant
Denver, CO

Brad McQueen, Treasurer

Audit Partner, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hoffman
Denver, CO

Wendy Boutin

Retired, DPC Development Company
Cherry Hills Village, CO

Lynn Guissinger

President, Catalyst Communications, Inc.
Boulder, CO

Richard Heppe, MD

Urologist/Partner, The Urology Center of Colorado
Englewood, CO

Mandy Hughes

Major Gifts Director, American Rivers – Western Region
Denver, CO

Ben Krasnow

Senior Project Manager, McWhinney
Denver, CO

Craig Mackey

Principal, Mackey Partners, LLC
Denver, CO

John Mill

Attorney, Sherman & Howard, LLP
Denver, CO

Nate Palmer

Managing Director, The PrivateBank and Trust Company
Denver, CO

Tim Rampe

Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
Denver, CO

Jim Wason

VP Land, Tracker Resource Development, LLC.
Denver, CO

Marty Zeller

President, Conservation Partners, Inc.
Denver, CO